Everyone can get behind chocolate. Claiming you don’t love it is equivalent to disliking pizza–it’s just unheard of. But there’s more to chocolate than the delectable bars of lush cocoa and sugar that we enjoy today: there’s a long history ranging from the Aztec civilizations to Africa to Spain.
And lucky for us, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is opening a chocolate exhibition on Saturday, October 11th.
Chocolate: The Exhibition will feature close-up cocoa tree examinations, lessons on the modern day machinery that transform cocoa into the chocolate bars we eat, learning about Mexican plantations that harvest the cocoa beans and much more.
The exhibition is on view from October 11th until January 24th, 2015 and will run during normal museum hours. There is a $5 admission fee and the exhibit will be available in English and Spanish. Opening weekend festivities include chocolate foods and crafts presented with the Mexican Cultural Center to celebrate Hispanic Cultural Weekend.
Chocolate: The Exhibition [Academy of Natural Sciences]